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SP-76
ex-Kingfisher (SP 76)


Motor Launch:

  • The second Kingfisher was built in 1916 by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Acquired by the Navy 8 May 1917
  • Commissioned USS Kingfisher (SP 76), 15 May 1917
  • Her name was dropped in 1918 to avoid confusion with the minesweeper Kingfisher (AM 25)
  • Decommissioned 22 January 1919
  • Returned to her owner 4 March 1919
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 75 t.
  • Length 55'
  • Beam 15' 7"
  • Draft 3' 5"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement: Six
  • Armament: Two 1-pounders.
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    SP-76 363k 15 May 1916
    Kingfisher running trials off Boston
    Joe Radigan

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